Lighthouse and Fort Carre Antibes (1916) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Lighthouse and Fort Carre Antibes - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1916

Artwork Information

TitleLighthouse and Fort Carre Antibes
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Lighthouse and Fort Carre Antibes

The artwork “Lighthouse and Fort Carre Antibes” was created in 1916 by the renowned Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Painted with oil on canvas and reflective of the Impressionist style, this cityscape captures a vivid and atmospheric portrayal of the coastal scenery. As a piece from the Impressionism movement, it emphasizes light, color, and brushstroke over realistic representation. Though belonging to a private collection, the artwork’s contribution to the Impressionism genre remains significant.

In the artwork, Renoir presents a scene infused with a rich tapestry of colors, embodying the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere upon the landscape. The artist’s brushwork is loose and expressive, conveying the movement of the sea and the warmth of the coastal environment. The foreground contains figures and a boat which provide a sense of scale and human presence, while the background features the distinctive outlines of the lighthouse and the Fort Carre, bathed in sunlight. The sea is rendered with undulating lines and variegated hues, suggesting its dynamism, and the sky above mirrors this vibrancy with its own broad strokes and blended colors. The overall impression is one of a moment captured with spontaneous brushstrokes and a keen sensitivity to the interplay of light and form.

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